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Armbruster-Dieterich-Wagner Family Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established 2000

Ruth Wagner
Ruth Wagner

This fund was created to honor the Armbruster-Dieterich-Wagner Families for their contributions to the Aurora community.

The Armbruster Family has been influential in the building trades for over one hundred years.

The Dieterich Family was involved in Aurora musical organizations and the East Aurora Education System.

Elsie Ruth Armbruster Dieterich Wagner (1912-2015) graduated from East Aurora High School in 1930.

She served on numerous boards of directors including the Aurora Historical Society, Bardwell School PTA, DD Chapter of PEO Sisterhood, Family Counseling Service, First Presbyterian Church, Jennings Terrace, United Way, Wayside Cross Ministries and YWCA Aurora.

Ruth Wagner married banker Leslie Thomas Dieterich in 1932. He passed away in 1977.

Her second husband Albert Wagner (1911-2005) was an employee of the Armour-Dial Corporation for fifty years.

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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